Ask the Expert: Why do I need to see a dentist? .

Dentistry

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Posted: Feb. 7, 2019 12:01 am

Kurian

Dr. Jinu Kurian is a general dentist at Hamburg Family and Cosmetic Dental Group LLC. The office can be reached at 973-209-6252.

Q: I don't smoke, rarely drink, brush regularly and floss on a need only basis. Nothing hurts. Why do I need to see the dentist?

A: Kudos to you for choosing healthy options. Teeth and gums don't have to hurt to warn you of an underlying problem. By the time the pain is noticeable, the problem most likely has gotten worse. Expensive treatment could be avoided with timely preventative dental care. You have made good decisions so far, why not be proud of adding a visit to the dentist too?